Perspective VOCABULARY Perspective - Creating the Illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface. Line - A row of dots/points in a continuous strand Types of Line - Horizontal Vertical Orthogonal Parallel Lines – Lines that never intersect or overlap Perpendicular Lines – Lines that meet at a 90-degree angle Horizon Line – The line that separates the ground from the sky Vanishing Point - A point on the horizon line that all other lines go back to. TYPES OF PERSPECTIVE Linear – Making lines appear to recede in the distance. Using depth to show the illusion of perspective. Atmospheric – Using a haze effect to create a nature perspective. It is achieved by using less focus. Perspective dates back to the early 5th century B.C. in ancient Greece. TOOLS Ruler Triangle White/Vinyl Eraser 2H Pencil HB Pencil T-Square LINEAR PERSPECTIVE One Point Perspective All the lines & objects go back to ONE point on the horizon line. The ONLY lines you can use are: • Horizontal lines • Vertical lines • Orthogonal Lines / Vanishing Point lines • To draw in one point perspective, draw a horizon line and draw a vanishing point anywhere on the horizon. • All lines travel to the vanishing point in both these drawings. • Distant figures appear smaller but have the same shape and proportions as they would close up. LINEAR PERSPECTIVE Two Point Perspective All the lines & objects go back to TWO points on the horizon line. The ONLY lines you can use are: •Vertical lines • Orthogonal Lines / Vanishing Point lines LINEAR PERSPECTIVE Three Point Perspective The ONLY lines you can use are: •Orthogonal Lines / Vanishing Point lines All the lines & objects go back to Three points. Two on the horizon line and one above or below the horizon line.